Linking Australia's Landscapes

Linking Australia's Landscapes

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Networks of land managed for conservation across different tenures have rapidly increased in number (and popularity) in Australia over the past two decades. These include iconic large-scale initiatives such as Gondwana Link, the Great Eastern Ranges Initiative, Habitat 141Ad, and the South Australian NatureLinks, as well as other, landscape-scale approaches such as Biosphere Reserves and Conservation Management Networks. Their aims have been multiple: to protect the integrity and resilience of many Australian ecosystems by maintaining and restoring large-scale natural landscapes and ecosystem processes; to lessen the impacts of fragmentation; to increase the connectivity of habitats to provide for species movement and adaptation as climate changes; and to build community support and involvement in conservation. This book draws out lessons from a variety of established and new connectivity conservation initiatives from around Australia, and is complemented by international examples. Chapters are written by leaders in the field of establishing and operating connectivity networks, as well as key ecological and social scientists and experts in governance. Linking Australia's Landscapes will be an important reference for policy makers, natural resource managers, scientists, and academics and tertiary students dealing with issues in landscape-scale conservation, ecology, conservation biology, environmental policy, planning and management, social sciences, regional development, governance and ecosystem services.Lessons and Opportunities from Large-scale Conservation Networks Ian Pulsford , James Fitzsimons, Geoff Wescott. Conclusion. Since its inception in 2003, the Wedderburn Conservation Management Network has come a long way in its development as a group, the partnerships ... Despite all the problems and issues, the WCMN has been the catalyst for landscape-scale change. In achieving this, the single biggest factor in this success has been having a funded facilitator and ranger.

Title:Linking Australia's Landscapes
Author:Ian Pulsford, James Fitzsimons, Geoff Wescott
Publisher:CSIRO PUBLISHING - 2013-06-05


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